Dr. Walton’s Ultimate Weight Loss album won for “Best Album of the Year” at the 2009 JPF Music Awards.
This is what Brian, founder of JPF, has to say about the JPF Award winners
As a winner of a JPF Music Award, you’re part of a special club and it never goes away. Our awards in 2009 will likely stand for a long time as the largest music awards ever conducted in world history. Because we are returning to a yearly structure, it’s unlikely that the 2010 awards will be as large. So you have a distinction that may well stand for quite some time. To survive 17 months including 5 pre-lim rounds of screening and then rise to the very top of the final nominees is really impressive. We had entries from 163 countries and nominees from app. 100. Only 80 songs out of 560,000 won an award and only 93 albums out of over 42,000 won an award. That’s still mind boggling to me. You should be proud of the accomplishment knowing that there were no industry politics or insider deals or special treatment and it certainly wasn’t just a popularity contest. I’ve only met a handful of you in person before these awards. You did this 100% on your own and based solely on your music moving people. We had over 10,000 judges assigned in the final round alone.
“I use a combination of psychotherapy and clinical hypnosis in my private practice in Los Angeles –with great results. The Ultimate Weight Loss CD benefits from both approaches, which is why it is so effective,” says Walton, Ph.D., who, besides weight loss, has counseled on marriage and relationships, career transitions, stress, grief, anxiety and anger, among other issues, for more than 20 years.
Ultimate Weight Loss, aimed at enabling listeners to “never overeat or binge again,” is Dr. Walton’s second CD to be nominated by JPF (Just Plain Folks) Music Awards and their judges of industry professionals. Dr. Walton’s Stop Smoking won first runner up in JPF’s Self-Help category in 2006. Dr. Walton will attend this year’s awards in Nashville, Tennessee on August 29, 2009.
Walton has produced eight self-help CDs on various forms of stress, relationship issues and high pressure situations including Surviving the Wedding. He has been featured in Cosmopolitan Magazine, as a psychological commentator on MSNBC’s Oscar Ceremony show, on the Discovery Health Channel, Fox Entertainment, ivillage.com and numerous other outlets. He had his own radio show, “Shrink Rap,” on KCSN in Los Angeles and currently contributes to an internet television program on WebiHeath.com.